Instilling quiet confidence: A spotlight on smart works.

To mark International Women’s Day, we join Lara for an afternoon with Kate Stephens, the CEO of Smart Works.







Smart Works is a UK-based charity that is dedicated to helping women secure employment and change the trajectory of their lives. Operating across the UK with a network of 10 centers, the charity has successfully supported 30,000 women, providing them with high-quality interview clothing, styling advice, and one-to-one interview coaching.

95% feel more confident and 72% secure a job within a month of their appointment.




"We believe in the power of clothes and coaching to transform a woman’s confidence."



At Smart Works, kindness and respect are woven into the fabric of everything they do. They understand that the right outfit can do more than just make a woman look good – it can inspire her to see herself in a whole new light. By providing women with the tools they need to succeed, Smart Works gives them the power to see hope and a possibility for a better future.







How to support?


Join them on social and sign up to receive updates on their highly anticipated events. Smart Works host regular premium pop-up shops, accessible to all, which showcase a selection of donated garments from renowned brands including Varley



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How to donate?


You can also donate clothes to the charity, helping to provide interview outfits for women in need.


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Every donation and every purchase helps to support the charity and their mission to empower women to succeed.



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Smart Works Charity No: 1080609